Courses on edX

edX Columbia University, also known as ColumbiaX, offers a variety programs like online MicroMasters, XSeries and individual courses on a variety of subjects taught by our top instructors at Columbia University.
Here is a list of individual courses by our top instructors at Columbia University that we offer at edX. These courses can be audited for free or you can earn a certificate for a small fee. Explore to learn more and apply.

Analytics in Python

Learn the fundamental of programming in Python and develop the ability to analyze data and make data-driven decisions.

Animation and CGI Motion

Learn the science behind movie animation from the Director of Columbia’s Computer Graphics Group.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Learn the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and apply them. Design intelligent agents to solve real-world problems including search, games, machine learning, logic, and constraint satisfaction problems.

Data, Models and Decisions in Business Analytics

Learn fundamental tools and techniques for using data towards making business decisions in the face of uncertainty.

Demand and Supply Analytics

Learn how to use data to develop insights and predictive capabilities to make better business decisions.

Enabling Technologies for Data Science and Analytics: The Internet of Things

Discover the relationship between Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Find Your Calling: Career Transition Principles for Returning Veterans

This course provides military veterans with a useful roadmap to transition more smoothly from military service to a new and meaningful civilian career.

Freedom of Expression in the Age of Globalization

Freedom of Expression is at the heart of many global controversies and challenges. Learn about the scope, limits, and abuses of this fundamental human right.

Global Muckraking: Investigative Journalism and Global Media

Learn how brave journalists can rock the world by exposing corruption and human rights and labor abuses.

Innovating Instruction: Reimagining Teaching with Technology

This interactive MOOC is designed to prepare K-12 educators to integrate technology through the use of a design-based process.

Introduction to Corporate Finance

Learn key financial concepts for evaluating and valuing investment opportunities, including how to value stocks and bonds.

Machine Learning

Master the essentials of machine learning and algorithms to help improve learning from data without human intervention.

Machine Learning for Data Science and Analytics

Learn the principles of machine learning and the importance of algorithms.

Marketing Analytics

Develop quantitative models that leverage business data to forecast sales and support important marketing decisions.

Risk and Return and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital

Learn how to measure the risk and return of equity and debt; and compute the weighted average of cost of capital.


Learn the core techniques for representing robots that perform physical tasks in the real world.

Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics

Learn how statistics plays a central role in the data science approach.

The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1850 – 1861

Discover how the issue of slavery came to dominate American politics, and how political leaders struggled and failed to resolve the growing crisis in the nation.

The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1861 – 1865

Learn about the political, social, and economic changes in the Union and the Confederacy and the Civil War’s long-term economic and intellectual impact.

The Civil War and Reconstruction - 1865 – 1890

Learn about the political, social, and economic changes in the Union and the Confederacy and the Civil War’s long-term economic and intellectual impact.

The Free Cash Flow Method for Firm Valuation

Learn how to use the free cash flow method for firm valuation and how to compute and project free cash flows.

The Science of Learning - What Every Teacher Should Know

An introductory teaching course for K-12 teachers about the science of learning and how to use current research to improve classroom outcomes.

University Studies for Student Veterans

This course helps veterans transition smoothly from military service to college, and helps them maximize their success once they arrive.

Women Have Always Worked: The U.S. Experience 1700 – 1920

Learn how women’s work has changed the home, the workplace, and the nation from the Colonial Period through World War I.

Indian & Tibetan River of Buddhism

Explore an overview of the history and philosophy of Buddhism throughout India, South and Southeast Asia, Tibet, and Central Asia, featuring the basics of the Buddhist view of reality and its educational principles of sciences, mind and social ethics.

Negotiating a Changing World: 1920-1950

Beginning with the passing of the 19th Amendment and on through World War II, explore the new cultural and economic opportunities that emerged for women in this period while gaining an understanding of how racial, familial, and legal structures placed constraints on that independence.

Fighting for Equality: 1950–2018

This course begins with an examination of how the Cold War reinforced the ideals of the suburban, nuclear family and how these ideals impacted women’s trajectory towards independence and equality, and ends with the rise of the Me Too movement and a look at how the 2018 midterm election ushered in a new era of women in politics.

Inclusive Teaching: Supporting All Students in the College Classroom

Explore the principles of inclusive teaching and learn how to apply them in your classroom to support diverse learners.

Fighting HIV with Antiretroviral Therapy: Implementing the Treat-All Approach

Focused on antiretroviral therapy for treating and preventing HIV, this is the first MOOC to train healthcare providers in the latest usage guidelines

Also offered in French

Pediatric HIV Nursing

Learn pediatric HIV nursing care and treatment according to up-to-date World Health Organization clinical guidelines.

Also offered in French